The rumour mill is swirling again. It started with gossip at the recent Europe CBD Expo and Mike Harlington’s latest effort to intimidate businesses into joining or renewing with the CTA. Also, the Centre of Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) has made a clumsy attempt at manipulating the market with ‘research’ that shows its products are OK … Continue reading Novel Foods – Dishonesty, Backstabbing, Scaremongering, Confusion – The Debacle Continues
Compliant businesses operating responsibly within the legal cannabis sector will help to drive reform. Blurring the lines between legal and illegal products will delay progress. It seems that the crackdown on the open sale of cannabis flowers online and in high street stores is here. Both in the UK and Ireland, several shops have … Continue reading The CBD Market Can Help Drive Cannabis Law Reform But Selling So-Called ‘CBD Flowers’ Could Take Us Backwards
Status of Hemp Extracts in Europe – European Industrial Hemp Association The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) has published an excellent eight page document which refutes the recent move by EU food safety agencies to deem cannabis extracts as ‘novel foods’. Download the document here. The document explains the entire situation and demonstrates very clearly … Continue reading The EU’s Attempt To Deem Cannabis Extracts As Novel Foods Will Fail.
Mike Harlington, chair of the Hemp Trades Assocation UK Ltd, has made a series of demands through solicitors that are absurd and completely unenforceable. He seems to think he has some sort of authority to determine which businesses may join CannaPro. We also have multiple reports of him theatening businesses that if they join CannaPro … Continue reading Hemp Trades Association UK Ltd Threatens CannaPro In Solicitor’s Letter
Cannabis Professionals (CannaPro), the trade association for the UK’s cannabis, CBD and hemp businesses, has instructed solicitors to take decisive action in the ongoing row between the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the UK’s fastest-growing food supplement market for cannabidiol (CBD) products. TLT Solicitors, acting on behalf of CannaPro, has sent a formal letter … Continue reading CannaPro Seizes the Initiative in the CBD and Novel Foods Debacle
Cannabis Professionals (CannaPro) has received a letter from solicitors acting on behalf of Mike Harlington’s Hemp Trades Assocation UK Ltd, making a series of ridiculous and unsustainable threats. We have also received a further email from his solicitors demanding that we remove 21 names from our list of Certified Businesses. We will not be doing … Continue reading Statement Concerning the Actions of Mike Harlington, Chair of the Hemp Trades Association UK Ltd
In another example of typical overclaiming and exaggeration, Mike Harlington’s CTA has put out an announcement that CBD isolates are becoming a controlled substance. There is no truth in this at all, it is nothing but speculation and opinion. Even if the speculation is correct that isolates will remain classified as a novel food, the … Continue reading CBD Isolates Are NOT Becoming A Controlled Substance